Analyzing and gathering Census, QCEW, BLS, Tax Foundation, DOR, DOE data
02/2017 to Current
Project ManagerCompany Name － City, State
Oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing economic development projects related to the technology and life science sectors.
Identify and present solutions to companies, cities, and organizations based on industry trends and analysis.
Develop and manage a budget for the technology and life science sectors, covering programs, events, travel, sponsorships, research tools, and more.
Evaluate project issues and developed resolutions to meet industry goals and objectives, including site selection/planning, workforce research needs, grant and research facilitation and assistance, coordination and management of any planning and development, transit, or tax needs, and analyze impact using input output modeling and provide recommendations to community.
Maintain, customize, troubleshoot, and update multiple project database using MS Access.
Initiated, rolled out, and facilitate team usage of project management tools including; Wunderlist, Teamwork, Trello, and Slack.
Meet with technology and life science companies to gauge business needs and requirements, as well as gather crucial data that is otherwise unavailable or incomplete.
Assemble, analyze, and augment data to be used for RFIs, prospect meetings, reports sent to regional and state partners, marketing publications, and website material.
Create and maintain an updated collection of available real estate and relevant detail, both office and industrial, using CoStar, GIS, and, broker/development updates.
Innovation Crescent Regional Partnership voting board member, facilitating development of the life science and technology industries along a 15 county corridor between Atlanta and Athens.
Improve and maintain relations with community partners inside and outside of Gwinnett County.
04/2016 to 01/2017
Business Development Director/Project ManagerCompany Name － City, State
Oversaw And managed the operational aspects of ongoing EDO projects and serve as liaison between program management, corporate facilities strategy, and our third-party advisers focused on the advanced manufacturing sector.
Reviewed the status of projects and budgets; managed project schedules and prepared status reportsEvaluated project issues and developed resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
Developed mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with program managers, economic development organizations and clients.
Developed and tracked potential leads for future projects using Maximizer as the CRM.
Facilitated the negotiation and decision-making process of state and local incentives.
Utilized a variety of data sources to showcase Orlando as the best place for business.
Analyzed impacts of job creation or job loss to various counties throughout the region, and worked to retain or expand industries that will create a positive impact using data in excel.
Worked with everyone in the region to diversify the economy of Orlando.
Was a voting board member of the Florida Photonics Cluster.
Spoke to represent companies and the region at various City and County council meetings.
01/2015 to 04/2016
Business Development Associate/Project ManagerCompany Name － City, State
Worked with expansion and recruitment projects coming to the state on all economic aspects.
Managed around 20 projects at a time in my specific sector.
Worked with local partners on site location and local incentives for all projects.
Attended a variety of events and conventions to expand my knowledge on each sector and community within the state.
Created return on investment models for incoming projects.
Used data sources including BLS to showcase various regions in the state as a premier place for business.
Analyzed impacts of job creation or job loss to various counties throughout the state.
Developed and maintain relationships with consulting firms, company executives, primary local partners, and local brokers.
Marketed the aspects of Florida's business climate.
Developed and tracked potential leads for future projects using Sales Force as the CRM.
Developed the Professional Services sector, which was previously grouped in with another.
Developed a sector plan showcasing why FL should be focused on attracting this kind of business.
Researched and maintained value propositions for state incentives based on capital investment and job creation.
01/2014 to 01/2015
Company Name － City, State
Liaison between potential candidates and end clients.
Built and maintained relationships with Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, specifically HD Supply, Walt Disney World, Orlando Utilities Commission, Orlando Health, Verizon, and SunTrust.
Maintained a cycle with companies on developing relations for their employment.
Search for leads for future relationships, and complete research on new companies.
Education and Training
B.A: BusinessUniversity of Central Florida － City, StateBusiness Economics focusAUGUST 2009 - MAY 2014Member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, interned at the Orange County Regional History Center, participated in UCF's Mosaic Program to document primary sources, published in the United States Library of CongressUniversity of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS- Basic Economic Development CertificateSEPTEMBER 2015True South Economic Development Course
Economic Modeling Specialist Certification (EMSI)
*Basic Economic Development Certification
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